#521 Tom Paulin / John Cooper Clarke – 25 January 1949

Tom Paulin

Thomas Neilson Paulin (born 25 January 1949, Leeds, England) is a Northern Irish poet and critic of film, music and literature. He is the GM Young Lecturer in English Literature at Hertford College, Oxford.

John Cooper Clarke

John Cooper Clarke (born 25 January 1949) is an English performance poet who first became famous during the punk rock era of the late 1970s when he became known as a “punk poet”. He released several albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s.


Also born on this day:
Sir Paul Maxime Nurse PRS is a Nobel prize winning British geneticist and cell biologist.
Phil Boyer is an English former footballer.
Chris Lowe is a news presenter who worked for BBC News for 37 years.
Phil Hubbard is a former professional footballer.
Dyan Birch is an English singer.
Bertie Miller is a former professional footballer
Seyoum Mesfin Gebredingel is an Ethiopian politician and diplomat.
Robert J. Barham is a large-scale farmer.
Katherine Ann Power is an American ex- convict and long-time fugitive.
Paul Murphy is an American jazz drummer.
Barry Cummins is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman.
Roman Krzyżelewski was the commander-in-chief of the Polish Navy.
Eeki Mantere was a Finnish musician

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